To me, this does not look good. No offence to Wookieballa (or indeed 47Hako) but I dont reckon we need any more factions on JNC.
When the NSR first appeared I was a couple of weeks away from getting my GC10 Skyline and was a bit concerned about there being a seperate "area" for Skyline owners. I've been looking at JNC for 3 years and always liked the fact that people seemed to appreiciate everyone else's taste in cars, I came on looking at kev's Hako and then had my eyes opened to Japanese cars. I love my Hako but I'd take familycar's HR30 just as it is. Or a Bellett, GX71 Mark 2, etc...
There now seem to be quite a few Skyline owners on here. Some people are very open and sharing, some people are more reserved. Some ask loads of questions and some have all the answers. Some just think they do.
I have seen non-Skyline owners and potential Skyline owners "cut dead" by some owners on here, it seems a real shame. It's a little like qualified drivers having a go at learners out on the road, we were all there once.
Unless you read Japanese, JNC is just about the best resource for pre-32 Skylines available. The long running threads like kev's and 31Gun's hold a wealth of knowledge and there are now a couple of C110's being documented in huge detail.
We dont need seperate groups, we all have JNC. I'm already seeing people on here telling others how their car should be. I see people who ask a question and then if they dont get an answer within an hour, chuck all their toys out the pram. JNC is International, the person with your answer may be busy. Or asleep.
I'm gonna stop now coz I've run out of things to say.
Thanks for listening,
None taken…I still highly value JNC very much, however I also go to other sites for other info and get a different view. I've been a member of the UK GT-R site far longer than JNC, and I hardly ever go there anymore, but when I do I always feel greeted with open arms. The world is still a very big place (although it seems like it's getting smaller by the second). I chalk up not getting a response due to lack of time or being just plain lazy. I know I am quite a bit.
But I will always consider JNC "home base" so to speak; I always end up coming back here. I wish I could "wrench" as much as some of these other guys on here, but sometimes you'd rather let someone else do the work. I wish I could answer more questions, but being away from my car has really put a damper on things for me as well. I'd be more involved but when your away, you have to keep yourself busy when you can't do the things you really want to do…
All I can do now is stockpile parts and reminisce…and try to stay busy with work=P
As for NSR…at this point, it's just a list… But maybe one day, hopefully, one that I (we) can use in the future, when I'm back home and can be more involved. A list that can be used by everyone to get in touch with each other to meet in person...not just online. And not just massive car meets, but if 2 or 3 of you find out you live near each other, you could make it happen at a moments notice. I had such a list when I was in the S. Nevada MR2 Owners Club, it was posted on our website so that we could get a hold of each other and meet up. We did it all the time...
However that was a different car, at a different time…more owners, closer proximity...Trust among owners, I guess. As far as I can recall the info was never used maliciously. The list is still up to this day!!! http://www.snimoc.com/members.htm
Wow!!! Even if I could do that right now, just make a phone call and set up a meet with a few people, I only know 2 other pre-32 owners in S. Nevada. Oh well, the more elusive the car…the less likely you'll see another.
A far as FB, I agree with Jgonzo911, I would use it as an extension, a way to get my "fix" while I'm on FB, just make sure you ad a link to JNC. That being said, I'll always come back here to JNC.
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